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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018 

'There is no snow'

A sharp decrease in snowpack this winter has winter sports enthusiasts, backcountry skiers and heli-...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018 

One of two superintendent candidates out of the running

The Haines School Board will only interview one superintendent candidate next week. One of the two final candidates, Patrick Manning, accepted a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018 

Borough Briefs

Borough to hire new clerk The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously directed borough manager Debra Schnabel to negotiate a contract with deputy clerk...

 

Business Briefs

New mechanic opens shop Aviation mechanic Michael Ford started Ripinski Mechanical, a new automotive repair business. Ford trained at UAA Fairbanks...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018 

Assembly wants state to clarify recall law

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that requests the Alaska legislature clearly define the “cause” required for a recall...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 8, 2018

Conservation group presents Chilkat River Tier 3 discussion

A scientist from a regional conservation group presented information to a crowd of more than 100 people about what a Tier 3 designation might entail...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 8, 2018

Mysterious, 'weird' and frozen fish washes ashore in Chilkat Inlet

As the tide ebbed down the beach outside his house Friday, Harry Rietze discovered a mysterious sea...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 8, 2018

Public safety commission appoints two new members

The Public Safety Commission recommended SEARHC administrator Pat Hefley and Chuck Mitman to sit on the board. The recommendations come after postpone...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

Haines politics subject of new Lende book

Local author and Haines Borough Assembly member Heather Lende, known for her books depicting a pastel version of Haines, is writing a new book about...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

Harbor contractor prepared for litigation

Pacific Pile & Marine representatives said last week they’re willing to fight in court over the company’s $1.2 million adjustment request for last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

GAS committee wants to cut borough minor offense list

A borough advisory board will pare down Haines’ list of 299 minor offenses, pending borough assembly approval. The Government Affairs and Services...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

Borough sharpens disaster plan

Borough staff are dusting off and re-tooling their emergency management plans after last week’s tsunami scare. Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Distillery patrons to mix their own drinks

Pending the Lt. Governor’s signature, Port Chilkoot Distillery customers will soon have to mix their own drinks after the Alcohol Beverage Control...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Tsunami warning wakes town, Senior Village

A tsunami scare early Tuesday morning drove some residents to high ground after they received mixed messages from Skagway Police, the National Weather...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Fishing restrictions to snag commercial fleet

To protect king salmon, the Alaska Board of Fisheries approved an action plan that places tighter restrictions on commercial fishermen this summer....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Assembly approves first commercial marijuana license; state to finalize

Erika Merklin’s marijuana cultivation facility “Resurrected Dreams” is the first Haines license to be completed by the state agency overseeing...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

HEDC contracts with McDowell

The Haines Economic Development Corporation unanimously approved a $49,500 contract with the McDowell Group last week for a baseline economic data...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Should enrollment drop alarm borough?

After the winter break 12 students left the Haines Borough School District. Some residents are using that number as an indicator of Haines’ dire...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Roger Schnabel to sell Southeast Roadbuilders

After 41 years in business Roger Schnabel is selling Southeast Roadbuilders to the multinational transportation construction company Colas Group....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Hawaiian missile attack hits Haines

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” That emergency alert flashed across the screens of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Erratic weather bursts fuel line on Young Road

Homeowner Bart Henderson headed back to Haines from Mexico after a fuel-feed line from a heating oil tank to a furnace burst and potentially leaked...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Assembly questions mayor on commission appointments

A Haines Borough Assembly member and a public safety commission applicant are pushing to seek its board appointments after Mayor Jan Hill stopped sche...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Assembly cuts heliski terrain map

After adding two heli-ski map terrain locations last month, the Haines Borough Assembly reversed part of that decision Tuesday and removed one of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 18, 2018

Chilkat River capacity subject of public meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly expressed support for a Rainbow Glacier Adventures tour permit application that will increase the company’s passenger li...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 11, 2018

As kings become 'stock of concern'; unprecedented restrictions on the table

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologists labeled Chilkat king salmon a “stock of concern” and is proposing unprecedented restrictions for...

 

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